Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe (LVSF) is so grateful to you and all our volunteer tutors for your support of our programs. This past year, your participation contributed to 203 volunteer tutors helping 374 students achieve their goals. We hope that you will consider making a financial contribution to LVSF, too, so that we can count you as both a volunteer and donor -- a participation rate that helps us in applying for grants. Many foundations and other grantor organizations consider the percentage of volunteers who also donate, even small amounts, a critical metric to measure the health and effectiveness of a program.
Last year, we asked our donors for help in expanding the Citizenship program, and I would like to share some of the accomplishments of this past year:
- LVSF trained 22 new citizenship tutors in three sessions;
- By the end of the fiscal year (June 30), we had 75 students in the Citizenship program – increasing the number of students by 50% -- of whom 25 passed the exam to become U.S. citizens;
- LVSF co-hosted two naturalization ceremonies in February and June on the Santa Fe Community College campus, where many of our students, including Nivia Rojo de Ochoa, became citizens. The Santa Fe County Clerk’s office and the local Social Security Office also participated to offer services for the new citizens;